New Haven, Connecticut | July 30

Event Overview

Dress Up

Optional... and entirely unnecessary... but definitely encouraged!


Or Walk! A relaxed, but timed midday 5k open to runners and walkers on scenic courses.


A 3-hour Craft Brew Festival featuring sampling of over 20 local breweries.


Edgewood Park

Corner of West Rock Ave. and Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515 (map)


Saturday: July 30, 2016

Race Start: 12:00 p.m.
Festival: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Event Registration & Tickets

Fees 5k + Brew Fest Brew Fest Designated Driver
Early Bird
Thru June 29
$50.00 $40.00 $15.00
Thru July 29
$55.00 $45.00 $15.00
Onsite $65.00 $55.00 $25.00

Mail-In Registration

If you would prefer to register offline, please send the mail-in-form along with payment. Please note that there is an additional $5.00 processing fee for mail-in registrations.

What Do I Get?

Medal & Awards

Finisher's medal also doubles as a bottle-opener.

Pint Glass

Shapely, branded souvenir pint glass upon exit.

A lot of Beer

No tickets, no hassle, just samples from 20+ breweries.


3-Hour Festival with food trucks, live music, and more.

Event Day

What do I need to bring?

You will need your ID in order to receive your 21+ bracelet when you pick up your race bib prior to the race. The bracelet must be worn during the race and presented for entry into the Festival. Festival Only and Designated Driver participants must present their ID at the gate of the Brew Festival following the race for access to the festival.

Food vendors will be onsite selling, so cash is also recommended.


There is NO PARKING available at the Festival at Edgewood Park. Please park at the Souther Connecticut State University lots 8 & 9 off of Farnham Ave (map). Signs will direct participants from parking to the festival. Please arrive early as this is a short walk from registration and bib-pick up.

21+ Event

This is a 21+ event, no exceptions. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to participate in the event, including babies, children and pets.

Brew Run Details

The 5k will begin at 12:00 p.m. at Edgewood Park. All runners must check in prior to the run at Bib Pick Up to receive their race number, timing chip and 21+ bracelet.

Bib Pick Up & Onsite Registration

Location: Trailblazer (map) | Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Edgewood Park (map) | Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
It is strongly recommended that all runners arrive early to registration to alleviate race day delays.


We will be offering Friday packet pickup and registration at Trailbazer at 296 Elm Street, New Haven from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Those who check in on Friday will be given a 21+ bracelet, and are expected to wear it overnight so as to avoid transfers of registration. Thank you for your cooperation!


Gather your friends, family or mutual craft brew lovers and join or create a team when registering to compete for the team prizes. Three award categories include Largest Team, Largest Brewery Team, and Fastest Team. More Info

Awards and Medals

All 5k participants will receive a Craft Brew Races medal at the finish line. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finisher's during the post-race Brew Festival.

Brew Festival Details

The Brew Festival will begin immediately following the race, with gates opening at 12:30 p.m. Runners must present their 21+ bracelet for entry. Festival Only and Designated Driver ticket holders will receive their 21+ bracelet at the festival gate.

Designated Drivers

We urge all attendees to enjoy their time responsibly. We recommend participants designate a sober driver and we are happy to offer admittance to all designated drivers for $15.00 whereupon they can enjoy the festivals' great atmosphere, food and live music and offer you a safe ride home.

Note: We do not offer a 5k/Designated Driver ticket option.

Mobile Locker Co.

The Mobile Locker Co. will be onsite on race morning providing secure lockers for athlete gear bags at the race start and finish for a small fee. Book your locker online before 5:00 PM Friday, of event week, or pay onsite on race morning. Pre-Book Locker

Live Music and Food

Food vendors and trucks will be onsite selling throughout the festival.

Past Events


2015 Results
2014 Results


2015 Photos
2014 Photos


Not a runner but would like to attend the brew festival for free? Sign up to be a volunteer at any Brew Races venue to help with race registration and/or course marshalling and as soon as the run is complete join your running buddies at the festival! All volunteers get a T-shirt. Space is limited. 




Our Mission

The Craft Brew Races are a celebration of local craft brewing, an active lifestyle, and the surrounding community. We are proud to purchase all beer directly from the breweries in order to support the blossoming industry. Cheers!

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This is a 21+ Event